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Place du Temps Libre 1, Brussels 1200, Belgium
+32 2 761 26 00
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 08:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 08:00 - 23:30
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First time ever going to cook & book at belgium. Retaurant that full with all sorts of books.. almost thought it was a library..but then i saw the big dining table.. surely, it was heaven for nerds.. haha. Ordeered this juicy steak, but then it struck me away.. first, the portion are big.. i cant even handle it, secondly the... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was brought here by friends that live in brussels, and i found the concept super cool, is a huge book store that serves food, there are several diferent rooms, and I really enjoyed the food. Is nice for families with kids as well.

Thank Sandra F
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there to read a book and drink home made juice. The juice was tasty, the book and the atmosphere were excellent. I do recommend this place

Thank Nicolas V
Brussels, Belgium
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65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been going since the opening. Place has grown and I love the different spaces created with comic books, music section, all sorts of books. Each has its space and restaurant area. Brunch is good. Snacks are ok. Lunch is ok. Service however gives the impression of people who have nothing to loose and as a result not very attentive.... More 

Thank Eric B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch with my niece when visiting Brussels. The food was tasty and was served in good time. We enjoyed the dish of the day whilst sat in the fresh air outside the cafe on a lovely sunny day. We then spent a good forty minutes wandering through the collection of rooms with dining areas and books mixed together.... More 

Thank John N
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a long time customer, I saw Cook&Book evolution from a nice concept to a dreadful experience. The place has a great location and a good choice of French and English books. However the quality of food and service has been going down and down and down over the years. Many times the dishes were either burned or not enough... More 

Thank rlesias
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This is one of the few visually pleasant places that you can escape to in Brussels on a Sunday. The scarcity of alternatives determines the monopoly they enjoy as well as the criws of desperate revellers they attract. The prices would be justified if the food was anywhere close to what you can get at La Tour D'Argent or Hutong.... More 

Thank faziomba
Brussels, Belgium
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Cook & Book is a great place to browse. Very good selection of books (both French and English). And good for buying presents (gimmicky designer gadgets). The English section is great. Just looking around and seeing Paddington Bear's little face, a Fortnum&Mason's cookbook and those orange penguin tote bags makes a Brit feel instantly at home. The food and service... More 

Thank laghanoush
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing book store/comic book store/ restaurant! The food was great and the atmosphere even better. The waitress and hostess were great from the start and the place is unbelievable! A must try!

1 Thank Ana L
Wavre, Belgium
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I love the place, I buy most of my books here. But I don't really like the food, it's nothing special and it's expensive. It is a great place for the summer though. They have a lot of tables outside and outdoor movie nights during the summer which is a lot of fun.

1 Thank clkbrtn525

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
French, Belgian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Place du Temps Libre 1, Brussels 1200, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 761 26 00

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?